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Payne Gallery Exhibition Calendar, senior presentation

Exhibition Calendar 2018-2019

Bonnie Schertz - Take My Heart Away

Un/Traditional Techniques in Needlework, with Electrical Embellishments.

6 September - 7 October

Take My Heart Away is an exploration in needlework and technology of pain and suffering as seen through a female and Jewish prism. Most of the works in this show are based on vintage Jewish New Year cards. There are four enlarged images printed on fabric and eighteen small studies on fabric paper. Using textured surface embroidery, appliqué, black work, stump work, gold work, beading/ sequin, as well as electrical embellishment, the pieces incorporate the artwork and iconography of Galician Jews, particularly paper cutouts specific to that area of Poland.

Grace Graupe Pillard - The World in Which I Walk

11 October - 18 November

“I have spent a lifetime making art that reconciles the personal with the political. One focus is on portraiture conveying the vitality and diversity of 21st-century culture rampant with ‘selfies’ depicting the ineffable moments of our lives. At the same time, I document global genocide and the anguish of innocent civilians caught in a spiral of death and destruction in large-scale ‘history’ paintings.”

Picture This . . . Payne Gallery 1998-2018 Selections from the Permanent Collection

29 November 2018 - 14 January 2019

The students in this semester’s Senior Art History Seminar are the curators of the final show of 2018, which marks the twenty-year anniversary of the out going director of Payne Gallery. Among the works on display are two recently conserved artworks: the debut issue of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work (1903) which features the hand-signed photographs of Gertrude Käsebier, the first important woman photographer in America, as well as a Moravian alum; and several drawings from a rare cache of nineteenth-century flower studies produced by the students of Nazareth Hall, the companion boys school to Moravian’s girls school.

Constructionists: Five Regional Sculptors

24 January - 3 March

Five regional sculptors take over Payne Gallery. Techniques and medium are pushed to their structural limits in this exhibition curated, installed, and designed by this group of working artists. The exhibition expands throughout campus with satellite installations. Douglas Ihlenfeld, Milan J. Kralik, Jr., John Mathews, Gina Michaels, and John C.Rodgers, Jr.

Ivan Sigal

14 March - 14 April

Sigal spent 10 years working in media development in the former Soviet Union and Asia, supporting and training journalists and working on media co-productions. He is also a photographer, and has worked and traveled in 80 countries. In 2012 Sigal published White Road, a chronicle of travel in Central Asia. He is currently a Fellow in Digital Studies at the U.S. Library of Congress, and a former fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where he studied digital storytelling and online communities.

Senior Thesis Exhibition

18 April - 11 May

The Moravian College Senior Thesis Exhibition is always one of the highlights of our annual exhibition program. Reflecting an eclectic mix of disciplines offered at Moravian College, the exhibition represents four years of hard and productive work.

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